Chief Finance Officer

Attractive Salary
21 Dec 2018
25 Jan 2019
Acute Trust
Job Type

Are you an experienced and ambitious Chief Finance Officer who wishes to make their mark on one of the country’s largest University Hospitals?   If you can engage, inspire and support our workforce to be their best for our patients then this role will be attractive to you.  Tracy Bullock has recently been appointed as our new Chief Executive and she is looking to complement our existing team of Directors with a new Chief Finance Officer and Chief Operating Officer both of whom will have the drive and enthusiasm to meet the financial and operational challenges ahead and to continue our journey of improvement.  Importantly you will be instrumental in supporting the financial improvement of the Trust and ensuring we exit financial ‘special measures’, which will be a key priority. 

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust has an annual income of c£750m and over 11,000 dedicated staff operating across our two busy acute sites at Royal Stoke University Hospital and the County Hospital at Stafford.  We provide a wide range of acute and specialist healthcare services to our local populations in Staffordshire, South Cheshire and Shropshire and we are also a Major Trauma Centre for a wider population of 3 million people stretching from Anglesey to the Peak District. 

Our services represent more than half of the Staffordshire health and social care economy and we are working collaboratively through ‘Together We’re Better’ with our partners, commissioners and our public to integrate services, deliver more of these closer to home and create a sustainable future model.  Our 2025 Vision sets out our aim to become one of the top university teaching hospitals in the UK and establish a world-class reputation.  We have made significant investment in services, research, facilities and our organisational culture and as a result our performance is improving, however we still have more to do to fulfil our ambitions.    Our recent CQC report indicated that we still ‘Require Improvement’ in several areas, however the professionalism of our dedicated staff has been recognised and we are proud of our rating of ‘Outstanding’ for ‘Caring’.

We are seeking a Chief Finance Officer to join our refreshed and energetic Board.  An experienced strategic leader, you will thrive at board level in a complex, dynamic and challenging environments.  Highly visible and commercially astute, you will inspire and motivate teams; creating a culture in which we can fulfil our huge potential.  With responsibility for leading the development of our financial strategy at a critical time in our recovery, this role will also be central to our Transformation Programme. This is an opportunity to bring your strong track record of improvement to establish effective financial management and systems of control across our Trust and to work across the system with our dedicated staff, partners and patients to improve services for our populations.

To learn more about us and this process click on the button below and for a confidential discussion, contact Emma Pickup of GatenbySanderson on 0113 205 6296.

Closing date: Friday 25 January

Final interviews: w/c 11 February